While doing some Christmas shopping, I decided to go to Joann Fabrics to get my cats some soft fabric to sleep on. My husband laughed at this later, and said, “The whole house is a cat bed.” Yes. Yes, it is. I got said fabric, and this is how a small part of it was received, after I put it on her little heating pad:
So ANYWAY… As soon as I walked into the store and smelled the smell that craft stores smell like, I had an instant urge to call my sister and have her meet me there (too bad it’s a workday). We both love craft stores, and… perhaps enable each other? It’s just so much fun to start something new, whether it’s part of a craft you already do or maybe a hobby that you want to start!
I chose to start.
I don’t think I’ve ever cross stitched, but as I held the soft cat-fabric in my hands waiting for it to be cut, I had a thought: “I should cross stitch.” Ladies and gentlemen, that’s all it took. I got the fabric cut and went off to find the cross stitch supplies.
Let me be clear. I have no idea what I’m doing. I literally Googled this while I was in the aisle. There were bigger grids to work with, but I really wanted to do a towel (or three… two as gifts). The patterns are iron-on, so I should be able to get it from there, right? Right?!?
In the line to the cashier, I asked the gal behind me if she had cross stitched before. She had, so I asked some quick questions and got nearly-as-quick answers. We crafters are a different breed, I swear.
This may either end in tragedy or in unopened packages that get donated to thrift stores. Only time will tell.